Tonight, the second season of “Wayward Pines” comes to a conclusion on Fox, and we suppose that in some ways, we should be grateful that we even have it. After all, that was a series that was at one point not planned to be anything more than a one-season event. We’re not going to pretend as though the second season has been perfect, but it has far and away improved as it has gone on.
Now, let’s take a moment to look towards the future. Are we going to be lucky enough to get a season three? As of right now, we’re on the fence and not altogether optimistic based solely on the numbers. The second season as a whole averaged a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is a drop of more than 30% from the season 1 average. Total viewers have fallen more than 35%. While there is still an audience here, there may not be a reason to continue the story depending on how things end this time around.
We know that three seasons is what executive producer M. Night Shyamalan wants to see the show pull off. Speaking per /Film at WonderCon earlier this year, he had the following to say about it:
“I think we can say it’s a three-season story … If we get the opportunity to tell the third and final season, we can finish the story.”
Maybe this comment will be all of the incentive Fox needs to renew the show, since we feel like one of the reasons for the show’s season 2 struggle has been that unknown among many fans as to when the series was going to come to a close. Therefore, the show suddenly became more of a commitment.
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